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Will the person who buys a new home in your community have the disposable cash to become a donor? Testing the idea that new homeowners are responsive, the Salvation Army’s Metropolitan Division received a solid 1.5 percent response to an acquisition mailing this past July.
Help, Inc. Center Against Violence near Greensboro, N.C., scrambles year-round to secure grants it needs to cover its $550,000 budget. “It’s a constant worry,” said Cynthia Pugh, executive director.
The stumbling economy is fueling a quest for stability in endowments, which are taking a hard look at how they build and invest their assets. If they haven’t already, endowment officials are assessing investment strategies, shifting assets to investments they believe will be less volatile and encouraging donors to consider alternative gifts, such as real estate or art.
Corporate scandals and demands for better accountability in the for-profit world are influencing change in the nonprofit sector, albeit in an unintended way.
The philosopher Plato might as well have been referring to the Form 990 when he said, "A good decision is based on knowledge and not numbers."
Perry Chapdelaine hopes to win big in a sweepstakes. His view of winning would be his nonprofit’s sweepstakes fundraising rebounding from the decline it and most sweeps have suffered during the past few years.
During a recent session at the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Conference in New York City speaker Jennifer Donahue, assistant director of development at the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), contributed a Freudian slip by referring to a segment of pro-life advocates as "enemies."
When Elizabeth Smart joined the list of missing children in the early morning hours of June 5, the search for the 14-year-old quickly expanded from her affluent Federal Heights neighborhood to the greater Salt Lake City area. By the end of the day, the entire nation was involved.
October 7-8 The Power of Partnership Symposium, offered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Society of Association Executives, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and BoardSource, will be held in Irvine, Calif. For more information, call (800) 666-3863.
Despite screaming headlines in newspapers decrying the speed and method at which nonprofits paid out September 11 charitable donations, more than two-thirds of the people who gave, believe charities used the money appropriately. And, almost half the people polled said that they gave to September 11 causes, according to a new national survey.